New Zealand will face the Caribbean team in the second Test from this Friday. As the West Indies team already lost the first Test match, they will try their best to win this one to equalise the series.
Nothing has gone right for the Windies so far, as they have lost the T20 series 2-0 already, with the third match abandoned. Post that, they lost the first Test rather easily as well. They are yet to win a game on this tour and will now want to change that by playing better cricket.
Kiwi team are looking more dominant team in recent times in Test Cricket. At home, they are looking invincible. They defeated Caribbean team in the first test of the series by an innings and 134 runs in just four days. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson played phenomenal knock in the first test of the series. He amassed 251 runs off 412 deliveries comprising with 34 fours and two sixes. He was awarded Man of the Match award due to his phenomenal knock.
Opener Tom Latham scored 86 runs off 184 balls comprising with 12 fours and one six. Allrounder Kyle Jamieson scored 51 runs off 64 balls and bagged four wickets in the same match. Pacer Tim Southee bagged 5 wickets in the test while Neil Wagner dismissed six batsmen in the same game. Speedster Trent Boult could take only two wickets in the last match. New Zealand team would want to win this test to whitewash Caribbean team in this test series.
The Caribbean team lost the first test of the series by a big margin. Jermaine Blackwood smashed a century in the second innings. He amassed 104 runs off 141 balls comprising with 11 fours and two sixes. Alzarri Joseph also scored 86 runs off 125 balls comprising with nine fours and three sixes.
Caribbean pacers Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel took three equal wickets each. West Indies batsmen looked clueless in the first innings of the first test. They need to put a good show in the second test to help their team to win the test match. Skipper Jason Holder would wish to perform better in this test. West Indies can play pacer Keemo Paul and spinner Rahkeem Cornwell in this game. West Indies will try their best to defeat the New Zealand team to equalise this series.
These two teams played each other 48 times where New Zealand won 16 games while West Indies won 13 games, 19 games are drawn.
New Zealand are more likely to win this match as they are playing at home and they look stronger team.
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Date and Time:
Friday, December 11, 2020, 3.30 AM IST
Basin Reserve, Wellington
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